Successful workforce programs are fueled by highly effective partnerships with employers. How do these partnerships emerge? What is the role of workforce developers in forming these partnerships? How can workforce development organizations become a dependable go-to for employers?
On December 3rd, MAX is hosting a virtual workshop where workforce developers will learn strategies and tactics for developing trusted relationships with employers that become a win-win for the employers and job seekers they serve.
MAX will be joined by Adam Forrand, Vice President – Education, Talent & Leadership Development for the Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett, the economic and community development initiative of the Chamber. Forrand serves as a leading Talent “Concierge” for Gwinnett County business and industry. Also joining MAX will be Howard Arden, Talent Acquisition Specialist for Novo Health Services, Inc. Arden is responsible for staffing the company’s Atlanta, Miami, Florida and Richmond, Virginia locations and previously served as Career Services Manager with Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta so brings perspectives from serving with both an employer and workforce provider. Forrand and Arden will cover the following topics:
- Understanding Employer Needs
- Communicating Effectively with Employers (or Speaking the Language of Business)
- Networking with Employers
- Helping Employers See Your Organization’s Value Proposition
- Forming Effective Employer-Provider Partnerships
The workshop will be emceed by Dana Inman, President & CEO of the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency and chair of the MAX Provider Council.
Click here to register.
ABOUT THE MAX ACADEMY
Launched in 2014, the mission of MAX is to advance economic competitiveness in the Atlanta region by strengthening connections, collaborations, and practices among workforce developers and organizations engaged in workforce development.
The MAX Academy offers professional development and capacity building training workshops to help workforce development professionals develop new skills, learn best practices, and engage in peer-to-peer learning.